Lesson Objectives: Learners demonstrate the ability to navigate in developmentally appropriate virtual environments.Students will input and access text and data, using appropriate keyboarding techniques or other input devices. (TEC.K-126.96.36.199.A.5, TEC.K-188.8.131.52 A.3 )
Take the Keyboard Challenge!
Click on the image to the left to navigate to ABCYA where you will have a chance to select your own colorful keyboard backdrop. Then you be challenged to drag each key to the correct location on the keyboard. The first few times you try it, you may need to look down at your own keyboard; however, after awhile, you should begin to try to drag the keys without peeking!
Click on the image to the left to navigate to ABCYA where you will practice finding the letter on the keys by typing what you see on your screen. Good luck!
Alphabetical Keyboarding Adventure
To become more familiar with the keyboard and the mouse, students will download the file below. After selecting the OPEN button, the file will open in Microsoft PowerPoint. On the first slide, type in your first and last name (Make sure you use proper capitalization and one space between your first and last name). Then, on the following 26 slides, you will name each image. Hint: You are making an alphabet book, so each image should begin with the letter of the page you are working on. For spelling, you may use the reference page that your teacher will have available for you in class. ***Make sure to save your work in your own hard drive. Select File, Save As, Computer, Browse, Computer, Your Log in Name, and Click Save button.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to an interactive educational website where you will learn about how to use the mouse and the keyboard properly. Make sure you listen and follow along carefully.
Typing Rocket Jr.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to the interactive educational website to practice keyboarding with TWO hands. Remember your LEFT hand types on the left side of the keyboard and your RIGHT hand types on the right side.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to Jungle Junior by Typing Club. This program provides 250 free lessons for young students to develop keyboarding skills. Each lesson provides an engaging environment and starts with a tutorial video. The lessons are scaffold-ed and provide many opportunities to relearn a skill and to practice it both separately and in application.
It is suggested that you create a free individual account to keep track of your progress. Otherwise, you should keep a written log to chart the lessons you have completed and your progress on each one.
Teachers should click HERE to visit the Jungle Junior Teaching Guide.
Click on the image to the left to navigate to Dance Mat Typing. The webpage will open within a new tab in the browser. Select the link on the screen labeled HOME ROW. Watch and listen to the instructions carefully. Make sure you sit up tall, place your feet flat on the floor, keep your elbows relaxed by your side, center your keyboard to your body, and place your hands on the home row keys. Concentrate as you begin to practice typing. Remember one finger strikes a key at a time and always returns back to home row.
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